Localized Health Impacts Report: Selected Projects Awarded Funding Through the Clean Transportation Program Under Solicitation GFO-21-603 Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for Multi-family Housing (REACH)
June 09, 2022
Transportation Energy (600)
Clean Transportation Program
This Localized Health Impacts Report analyzes and reports on the potential health impacts to communities from projects seeking California Energy Commission funding under Grant Solicitation GFO-21-603. This initiative seeks to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure at multifamily housing sites, particularly those in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Information submitted by awardees is used in this report to help identify communities at a higher risk of adverse health effects from pollution. Under California Code of Regulations Section 2343, this report is available for public comment for 30 days before the approval of projects at a publicly noticed business meeting.
Staff finds that 19 of 42 communities where these projects are located are high-risk communities. Community members near the proposed project sites may be at a higher risk of adverse health impacts from pollution. Staff does not anticipate a net increase in the pollution burden for the communities around these projects.